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post #8971 of 10043
Im looking to get a GXC150 via a webshop.... on some pics you see the 150 standing on a nice speakerstand... is this stand included or sold seperatelly?

I cant find it anywhere....

cheers.
post #8972 of 10043
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Originally Posted by cornholioNL View Post

Im looking to get a GXC150 via a webshop.... on some pics you see the 150 standing on a nice speakerstand... is this stand included or sold seperatelly?
I cant find it anywhere....
cheers.

I would say not included.
post #8973 of 10043
Just got all moved into our new place, I like the setup here alot better than at our last place. Mounted the tv and set up my RX6's over the weekend.

post #8974 of 10043
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Originally Posted by BarracudaDelGato View Post

I would say not included.

It is not included in the price of the speaker. They are separate items.
post #8975 of 10043
Thanks for your replies!

I havent found the stand yet as additional item anywhere on the www...
Ill call our local shop and check what the additional costs are.
post #8976 of 10043
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Originally Posted by lmyamen View Post

Just got all moved into our new place, I like the setup here alot better than at our last place. Mounted the tv and set up my RX6's over the weekend.

You should put the center channel where you have the AVR. Having all three tweeters lined up will give you a much better front sound stage.
post #8977 of 10043
The RX Center is just sitting on the mantle so I can easily move it down. I want to get a decent stand for the center channel to line the tweeters up, the stand my avr is currently on is metal and would unfortunately rattle if my center was on it with any decent amount of volume.
post #8978 of 10043
Hello all, I am hoping that someone has some advise for me. I currently have a pair of RS6 towers in Walnut, and a Radius 250 serving as the center channel in my home theater setup. I have been wanting to upgrade the center channel for years, but unfortunately have not come across a used RSLCR with Walnut finish anywhere. Is anyone out there using RS6's with an RXLCR for their center? Will I notice a big difference in the sound, since they have different drivers? Thanks.
post #8979 of 10043
Have been reading this forum for about 3 months and finally purchased a pair of RX-6 (rosewood) as fronts. Very pleased with them for music. I have them paired with a Yamaha RX-A1000. Would adding a two channel amplifier improve the overall sound quality and if so would like some recommendations on what amplifier I should consider. Would to like to start planning for next set of upgrade(s) later this year.

Thank you for all for the insight and advice in this thread.
post #8980 of 10043
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Originally Posted by pixlesrus View Post

Have been reading this forum for about 3 months and finally purchased a pair of RX-6 (rosewood) as fronts. Very pleased with them for music. I have them paired with a Yamaha RX-A1000. Would adding a two channel amplifier improve the overall sound quality and if so would like some recommendations on what amplifier I should consider.....

Won't make a difference unless your Yamaha is defective or you have a really big room and/or listen at really, really loud levels.
post #8981 of 10043
It should ,
More weight,
Dynamics better overall you should notice a difference depending on what amp.

I'm using a primaluna dialogue one integrated tube amp through a receiver for ht and alone for 2channel music,
Sounds wonderful.






theaudioguy.ca
post #8982 of 10043
It should ,
More weight,
Dynamics better overall you should notice a difference depending on what amp.

I'm using a primaluna dialogue one integrated tube amp through a receiver for ht and alone for 2channel music,
Sounds wonderful.





Sorry for double post.





theaudioguy.ca
post #8983 of 10043
^Yeah, I agree that adding an external amp will lead to more weight on your AV stand. wink.gif That's pretty hard to argue.

But how would dynamics improve unless the Yamaha is being run to the point that it's clipping or compressing in some way?
post #8984 of 10043
Hi

I have MA RX8 , RX1, RXC with Yamaha 3010. My RX8 are pretty much 'break in' now and they sound excellent with plenty of deep bass which I like. Recently I have been to audition MA GX300 next to them RX8 all powered by yamy 2020. Now I do know that dedicated stereo amp is far better for music but for now my 3010 have to do. GX300 HF sounded really good to me but in bass department was somehow flat compared to RX8. The dealer told me that RX8 had few more hours of play than GX300 but he did not now exactly how many. Do you think that this average performance of GX300 was down to break in time or to avr or to both ?
I still want to get GX300, but I'm starting to think my 3010 may not be enough for stereo music. When break in does GX300 has more bass then RX8 ? as for rest I want to go with GX100 and GXC350. any advice much appreciated.
post #8985 of 10043
Thanks. I have/feel no need to add an external amp, most of my listening is at moderate to occasionally loud levels. There is no clipping at the volumes that I listen at. I would like to add an external amp at some point and listen to the difference, if any.

Thanks again for the response(s) - love my RX-6 and plan on getting a center sometime later this year.
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Originally Posted by beaveav View Post

^Yeah, I agree that adding an external amp will lead to more weight on your AV stand. wink.gif That's pretty hard to argue.

But how would dynamics improve unless the Yamaha is being run to the point that it's clipping or compressing in some way?


theaudioguy.ca[/quote]

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Originally Posted by beaveav View Post

Won't make a difference unless your Yamaha is defective or you have a really big room and/or listen at really, really loud levels.
post #8986 of 10043
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixlesrus View Post

Have been reading this forum for about 3 months and finally purchased a pair of RX-6 (rosewood) as fronts. Very pleased with them for music. I have them paired with a Yamaha RX-A1000. Would adding a two channel amplifier improve the overall sound quality and if so would like some recommendations on what amplifier I should consider. Would to like to start planning for next set of upgrade(s) later this year.

Thank you for all for the insight and advice in this thread.

I've a pair of the RX6 speakers. I run them now with an Onkyo 508 av receiver. I've tried to add a stereo amp (Rotel RA-12), because I heared very positive stories about stereo amps.

I can tell you from my experience, there is just a very small improvement. There is an improvement for sure, but absolutly not worth the money and added complexity of the separate stereo setup.

I've ordered the SVS PB12-NSD subwoofer. Hopefully I'll receive it tomorrow. I think than you'll get more audio improvement (for the money) in your HT by adding a sub or a center speaker.
post #8987 of 10043
Can my AVR make speaker sibilance more pronounced? I am noticing under certain circumstances hissy sounds with words with the letter S or T. Is there anything I can do or is this just a characteristic of the speaker? Would getting a different AVR help? I currently have an Onkyo TX-NR515.

my speakers are the RX6's
post #8988 of 10043
Can you try a different receiver on loan?

Marantz or Nad or similiar

515 is pretty low end

Not sure of tone controls treble matter here or a audioquest type 4 speaker wire but I'd try everything above your speakers do sound nice when set up right.
post #8989 of 10043
Maybe our local dealer will let me demo a used Marantz or similar… I know when I demoed the speakers at the local store they did not have any sibilance given they were being driven by high-end Mcintosh equipment. I am thinking that maybe the 515 is not a perfect pair for my RX6's because they really do sound phenomenal when set up properly!
post #8990 of 10043
Hi:

I figure this is a good place to post a question regarding some Monitor speakers.

I have auditioned the Silver RX1 and RX2 speakers, against some Klipsch Reference models, PSP Image models, and Polk RTiA models. All bookshelves, with similar specs and prices.
To my untrained ears, the Klipsch were more enjoyable than the Polks. Then the PSB Image B6 pair sounded better than the Klipsch. Finally, had the chance to here the Monitors along with the previous, and the RX1 really blew the rest away! I was impressed. To be honest, at slightly higher than normal volume levels, I found extremely little difference between the RX1 and RX2. I would guess that if you were absolutely blasting the levels, the slightly larger RX2 would hold up better, but the RX1 seemed to be the perfect balance of size, sound and price. Originally, I was looking to spend $500 for a pair of bookshelves, but the Monitor speakers might very well force my hand.

Whatever speakers I buy will be powered by a Denon 2113CI - and likely spend at least half the time performing HT duties. But I want the time that I DO play music to be good quality.

But this is neither here nor there, being that this is already a Monitor thread...

My three questions would be:

1) Am I wrongly discounting the value of spending more for the RX2? If the RX1 already pushes my planned budget past $500, is there really enough advantage to ruin the budget even further for the slightly larger RX2?

2) Where are people getting the best (authorized) deals on Silver RX speakers on the web inside the U.S.? I've looked at a few places I've bought from before, but none carry Monitor. Google will give some answers, but it would provide reference like from these forums.

3) What's a good price for BNIB? I would assume no one pays MSRP.

Thanks!
post #8991 of 10043
Hello MA gurus smile.gif I'd like to seek your advise. Since I sold my FS, I'm on a hunt for a BS. A nearby shop is offering a good price for the GX50. I've tried to read some reviews and I don't seem to see any good points for the GX50. This surprises me, considering this speaker is a Gold series. Does this mean RX2/RX1 have better VFM (value for money) than GX50?

Note that I currently own Paradigm speakers and is seriously considering their Studio bookshelves. But I also like MAs so my options are open. I know the RX series matches Paradigm's Studios (correct me if I'm wrong), so I'm guessing GX50 is a notch nigher that the Paradigm Studios.

Appreciate if anyone can input their thoughts about the GX50 and/or RX2. Thanks in advance!
post #8992 of 10043
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Originally Posted by Doug Nash View Post


My 0.02 cents: wink.gif

My three questions would be:

1) Am I wrongly discounting the value of spending more for the RX2? If the RX1 already pushes my planned budget past $500, is there really enough advantage to ruin the budget even further for the slightly larger RX2?

The size of your room and how loud do you play will determine if you need a smaller RX1 or the larger RX2. You need to mention the size of your room to begin with.


2) Where are people getting the best (authorized) deals on Silver RX speakers on the web inside the U.S.? I've looked at a few places I've bought from before, but none carry Monitor. Google will give some answers, but it would provide reference like from these forums.

Sorry, Im not in the US so I wont be able to answer this tongue.gif

3) What's a good price for BNIB? I would assume no one pays MSRP.

Here in Singapore, the prices are:
RX1 = S$900
RX2 = S$1,100+

Note that you have to factor out the shipping charges so the indicated prices will definitely be higher than US price. Apologies, I dont have exact figures. Hope this helps.


Thanks!
post #8993 of 10043
Thanks, r0n1n.
I've found that I can get the RX1 at a brick & mortar in Southern California for $573.74. Not bad, but that's still before tax. I'm wondering if I can find better on the web.

Any other first-hand opinions regarding the differences between the RX1 & RX2. My room is a good 20'x20'x8'. But my curiosity about those two speakers, is that in the listening studio where I previewed, the RX2 didn't jump ahead as much as I would have thought, with lower mid/bass response, and the highs seemed completely equal to the RX1 (I assume the tweeters are identical).

Anyone have some first-hand experience?
post #8994 of 10043
Here are my Apex 7.1 setup. The sound is just awesome:)

MA Apex Centre

MA Apex A12 Sub

MA Apex A10







post #8995 of 10043
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Originally Posted by paulbroke View Post

Here are my Apex 7.1 setup. The sound is just awesome:)

MA Apex Centre

MA Apex A12 Sub

MA Apex A10








Now, that is a really sweet looking setup!
post #8996 of 10043
Thank you...
post #8997 of 10043
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Originally Posted by paulbroke View Post

Here are my Apex 7.1 setup. The sound is just awesome:)

MA Apex Centre

MA Apex A12 Sub

MA Apex A10







Awesome system! Are you using the Pioneer Elite Receiver to power your entire system? If so, are you pleased with its output and performance?
post #8998 of 10043
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Originally Posted by paulbroke View Post

Here are my Apex 7.1 setup. The sound is just awesome:)

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Congratulations. Just curious about what look like acoustic panels in the corners... which ones are those and how do you like them?
post #8999 of 10043
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Originally Posted by HDpalooza View Post

Awesome system! Are you using the Pioneer Elite Receiver to power your entire system? If so, are you pleased with its output and performance?
Hi, This is Pioneer LX85 European model AVR. The sound is very powerfull and very clean. Pioneer also plays very loud without stress or distortion. It is really speacial for me, i love it smile.gif
post #9000 of 10043
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Originally Posted by adeeb View Post

Congratulations. Just curious about what look like acoustic panels in the corners... which ones are those and how do you like them?
Thanks,
These are "Vicoustic visquare premium" panels. The panels are very succesfull on medium frequencies and high frequencies. As you can see, my front speakers are too close to wall, so these panels made a huge difference for the rear reflection.
http://www.vicoustic.com/vn/Homecinema/ProdutoInfo.asp?Id=84
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